Car rental Canada
General information and regulations
To rent a car, you must be at least 21 years old (age may vary by car category) and have held your license for one year. An international drivers' license is recommended and seatbelts are mandatory. Distances are shown in kilometers.
The roads are excellent and outside the crowded region around Toronto, Montréal and the capital of Ottawa, one will notice the tranquility on the roads. Speed limits vary per county and alcohol usage is heavily prohibited (and monitored). The penalty for drinking & driving is severe.
Please note the fact that Canada is a bilingual country; in the Quebec region, you can expect road signs in French.
Driving in Canada with a rental car
The immense Canada is the second largest country in the world (besides Russia) and invites visitors to make beautiful trips through the lush scenery. Almost all cities of importance are located in the south (against the US border), the more north one travels, the rougher the terrain gets.
A nice trip leads from Montréal to Quebec, 250 km to the northeast. This harbor town has a beautiful historical centre and, something that is unique in the North-Americas region, an ancient city wall. The ride will take no more than 3 hrs and is well worth it.
Southeast of Montréal lies Ottawa. The distance is 165 km (from Montréal) and the capital city, with its governmental buildings, can be reached within 2 hrs. For those who enjoy the outdoors, a trip due North is recommended, an oasis of lush scenery and tranquility awaits you there.
Renting a car in Canada
The airport of Montréal harbors car rental companies such as Alamo, Avis, Budget,Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty. You can arrange car rental through EasyTerra as well. This website compares several local companies simultaneously.
Airports in Canada
Montréal-Trudeau Airport (Montréal)
Ottawa Macdonald Cartier International Airport (Ottawa)
Toronto Pearson International Airport (Toronto)
Vancouver International Airport (Vancouver)